Berkeley Prize 2021


Sponsors: UC Berkeley
Type: open, international, three-stage
Eligibility: Students in undergraduate accredited architecture programs
Language: English
Fee: none
November 1, 2020 – (Stage One) 500-word essay proposal due.

Mid-December, 2020 – Essay Semifinalists announced.

February 1, 2021 (Stage Two) Essay Semifinalists’  2,500-word essays due.

February 8, 2021 – Launch of Community Service Fellowship Competition for Essay Semifinalists.

Early-March, 2021 – Essay Finalists announced.

March 12, 2021 Community Service Fellowship proposals due.
Mid-April, 2021 Essay winners and Community Service Fellowship winners announced.

1 st Prize – USD25,000
The core of the BERKELEY PRIZE is to require students to go out of their studios and into their immediate communities to talk to and learn from the people for whom they will one day design. This year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, such research is obviously not practical or even totally possible. At the same time, the PRIZE has produced 22 years of just such student research. Nearly all of this research is available on the BERKELEY PRIZE website. In addition, the subsequent professional work of many of the PRIZE winners has also been catalogued on the site. This year, we will use this storehouse of information and experience – the BERKELEY PRIZE Community – as the basis for your Essay Competition responses.
For more information and to enter: